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    September 14, 2012
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good morning and welcome to news 4 midday. i'm keith russell. i'm barbara harrison. right now, police are canvassing a neighborhood hoping to solve the murder of a 17-year-old honors student. we are live from the kettering area with more on the investigation of the murder of amber. tony, what are they talking about at this time? >> reporter: all this morning, prince george's county police have been scouring the neighborhoods and local shopping centers passing out the flyer that shows the reward of $25,000
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for leads in the murder of amber stanley. they are at this 7-eleven hoping somebody with information will step forward. >> somebody knows something. >> it's beyond barbaric. >> reporter: police are still without leads in the 17-year-old. >> i have a daughter. she's 12. if that happened to my child -- i -- i can't fathom what they are going through. >> reporter: this morning, officers reached out to the community handing out flyers and talking to residents hoping anyone with information might come forward. >> we meet here routinely to speak casually about crime trends and patterns. today is not an exceptional day. the information we are handing out is related to a murder. >> reporter: over the past few
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days, they have taken precautions to make sure their children remain safe, a common theme echoed here. >> you don't know what your child is going to do when they get older. i'm trying to instill values in her head about the life here in the street, everything. she's making straight as, i said she needs to go to college and have her stuff together. >> parents in terms of safeguarding their children, keep track of them. if it's by way of cell phone, keep in communication with them. talk to your kids. >> reporter: barbara and keith, prince george's county police want anybody with information to call the police. you can call crimestpers or 911. make sure everybody knows your tips can be anonymous. >> thank you, tony. >> later today, central high school and prince george's county will honor a student killed earlier this week. students and staff at the school will wear light blue and release
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balloons to remember the 18-year-old. ross was shot and killed tuesday morning walking to school. friends and family gathered for a candle light vigil. they are offering $25,000 for the his murder. a water main break. parents should pick up your children. we are keeping our fingers crossed this beautiful weather will last through the weekend. tom is here with the forecast. >> good morning. that was the sky over washington. we have more clouds today than we have seen all this week. they are ahead of a cool front drifting our way later tonight. the air is st and sweet and mild around the region. look at what's been happening over the last 12 hours. the high clouds drifting in. no rain. there are sprinkles of light
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rain out of northwestern ohio, that line of rain you see in the upper left of your screen stretching down indiana. that is the front. it's going to get closer to us this evening. as it moves in, we'll have clouds coming through. doesn't look like we'll have rain. just a few sprinkles at the most. right now, it's getting warmer, upper 70s and much of the region. reagan national, 77. closer to washington, right now, fairfax, arlington, prings georges, montgomery county, low to mid-70s. a gorgeous day. more clouds around than has been throughout the week. we'll look at the weekend forecast in detail as well as into next week in a few minutes. back to you. >> thank you. we are going to turn to the roads and look at traffic. danella sealock joins us with the latest. there were problems this morning in northern ga virginia. >> i was the bad news bear again today.
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not so much now. volume is light. let's talk about road work. this might slow you down on i-66 eastbound. you cannot get on the inner loop of the beltway. construction is going to slow you down until 3:00 p.m. the outer loop and inner loop was a mess this morning. not now. smoo sailing. nice and clear. if you are taking the beltway in virginia, no problems there. a live look here on the inner loop and outer loop. you are accident free at this time. pete and barbara, back to you. >> thank you very much. developing in the middle east, violent demonstrations are rocking countries across the middle east. protests erupted in india and tunisia. one protester was killed in lebanon. thounds stormed the embassy. big protests have been scaled back. that, as the fbi warns extremist groups could act stateside. news 4 melissa is here with
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more. >> the protests continue to grow across the middle east. four arrests have been made in the deaths of four americans earlier this week. several more suspects are under surveillance. now, the u.s. is sending a marine security team into yemen. they are small but violent protests. for the third day, the embassy in cairo is under siege. protesters haven't left the streets, clashing with the military throwing stones and molotov cocktails. erecting a new con treat wall to prevent mobs from getting close. they are mad over a movie made in the u.s. >> the united states government had nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message.
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>> reporter: so far, more than 200 people have been hurt in protests at 11 u.s. compounds, four killed in libya earlier this week. the protesters are a mix of islamic hard liners and huligans. christopher stevens was killed as protesters attacked on tuesday. also killed, sean smith and two former navy s.e.a.l.s working as contractors. stevens sister, hillary. >> he's been in these countries so long, i haven't reflected about how dangerous the work he was doing was. >> reporter: in lebanon, pakistan, sudan and jordan, more anti-american protests. in yemen thursday, protesters broke into the embassy parking
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lot smashing windows. the fbi is working overseas and here at home investigating the man who posted the film online. he was on probation and not supposed to be on the internet. now, they are warning that extremist groups could act stateside. they haven't mentioned any specific threats but warn first responders here of the potential for protests. now the bodies of the four americans including the ambassador at the embassy in libya are expected to arrive in the united states sometime today. >> thanks for the update. right now, the man who tried to blow up the u.s. capital is receiving his sentence. he pleaded guilty earlier this year to trying to carry out a terror attack. authorities stopped the 29-year-old through an undercover fbi sting. he tried to use phony weapons he acquired from an undercover
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agent believed to be an al qaeda operati operative. the sentence hearing is taking place inial exand rear ya. it's 11:08. a royal scandal. this one involving princess catherine. where the photos were taken and the reaction from the couple. the
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right now, the pope is in lebanon. today is the first day of the three-day visit. he greeted by top leaders when he arrived. he commented on weapons imports from syria calling the imports a grave sin. it comes as violent protests continue across the middle east.
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stemming from an anti-muslim video in the united states. a new photo scandal. first, prince harry in vegas, now a topples kate middleton. right now, she and prince william are on a diplomatic trip and have not seen the photos. they claim the photos are real. they are reacting with anger and disbelief. someone snapped the photos while they vacations in france using a long zoom lens. they call it a fro tes k invasion of privacy. a tense moment of mitt romney's rally yesterday. >> what a tragedy to lose such a wonderful -- wonderful people that have been wonderful and appreciate their service to the country. >> a heckler tried to distract
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romney. it was met with chants of usa from supporters. romney continued the attacks on the president's handling of the middle east. romney's running mate will hold a rally in harrisburg later this afternoon. it's been a busy political week in virginia in addition to romney, first lady, michelle obama was visiting richmond and fredericksburg. the president holds a five-point lead over romney in virginia and florida. h holds the same lead in florida and seven points in florida. all three states crucial to deciding the election. the president and first lady welcome many olympians to the white house. the president honored the
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2012 olympic and paraolympic teams for their hard work and in some cases gold, silver and bronze medals. matt mclane of loudoun county helped america in the 200 meter relay. that was exciting for all those olympians and paraolympians. >> they were golden and keep getting the golden sign of appreciation. >> hey, there. good to see you. >> what do you have for us? >> another gorgeous day. you saw all the olympians bathed in the glorious sunshine. a beautiful day for the events going on this weekend. we have the h street festival on saturday here in washington. it runs noon to 6:00. then, over the weekend, we have the great frederick fair out in frederick county and frederick, maryland. gorgeous. is it the annual blue month
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fair. it's a great fair. it's an agricultural fair. it's a lot of fun for the family. we have the rally for clean water going on tomorrow. georgetown waterfront park. high school football tonight, too. a lot of interest in the weather. we have had gorgeous weather this week. take a look at this photo sent in by a viewer of students that were basking in the bright sunshine and during their recess they, well -- i guess my computer is deciding not to advan advance. oh, well. >> it's probably a great picture. >> well, my computer is not advancing. there we go. now it's working. >> better late than never. >> they are griffining. these are fourth graders. yes, they are hoping for another win sunday as the skins are going to be playing. they are out of town. look at the blue sky during
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recess at their school. hunt valley elementary school in springfield. 77 at reagan national. the dew point is up, in the mid-60s. there's more humidity around. we have a southerly breeze. this is coming in in advance to a cool front. ahead of that, it is a mild day. temperatures now into the 70s. much of the region 70s. most of maryland, virginia and west virginia. the mountains a few locations in the 60s. here is the view from space showing the clouds drifting in. the front is triggering light sprinkles from southern ontario this front is traveling to the east and coming closer by evening. by the time it gets here, the moisture will be gone. we have clouds coming through. this is going forward the next several days.
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behind that, high pressure giving a gorgeous clear sky tomorrow. lots of sun, low humidity. sunday, another beautiful day. monday, it looks like we'll get increasing clouds during the day. behind that, this is the zone of potential rain. it looks like that is sweeping our way late monday and monday night and tuesday. for the rest of the afternoon, enjoy partly sunny sky. more humid, not uncomfortable. 80 by mid afternoon. upper 70s by evening. if you are going out tonight, we have the springsteen concert at nats park. a slight sprinkle. down to the upper 60s by late evening. by dawn, near 60. reveling in all the autumn glory for the weekend, the outdoor activities, wonderful sunshine. highs near 80. then that possibility of rain moving in monday and evening. into tuesday after that.
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another dry pattern setting up for several days for the end of next week. >> i want to think of friday, saturday and sunday. >> sounds like it. thanks, tom. we are going head out to the roads. looking good out there. >> is it danella? we hope. >> finally, good news. tom has been showing off the last two days about how nice the weather is. now the roads look nice as well. traveling vw parkway, i-95 in maryland. here is a look at i-95 as you go past 216. no issues northbound or southbound. in fact, as you continue southbound from 216 connected to the beltway, 63 miles per hour. that drive will take nine minutes. also looking nice, if you are traveling on the beltway, no issues there from i-95 toward 50. you are at 59 miles per hour. that drive just nine minutes. i'm glad tom is finally, i can share in the fun, right? >> you can show off.
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>> now i can show off. clear roads. back to you both. >> he's got to bring the awards and share them with you. it is 19 minutes after 11:00. still ahead, a free ride. what metro is planning for you. we'll tell you about that. plus, we are celebrating oktoberfest. sausage, potato salad and the best part, german beer. here is a look at what's hot on www.nbcwashington.com. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message.
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sxz for 200 years, oktoberfest has been celebrated around the world. we'll bring the old world festivities to our area. we have a chef with us this morning. we have oktoberfest favorites.
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good morning. >> good morning, how you doing. >> it smells so good. we are going to talk about the things people should expect. you are starting with a potato salad. german potato salad is a must, correct? >> yes. mustard, shallots, herb vinegar, sunflower oil. make a slight dressing of this. we are going pour it over the warm potatoes. >> you need a bowl? >> correct. we have the warm potatoes. fresh boiled, warm potatoes. we add the warm chicken stock to absorb the flavor. we mix it quicklynd add the vinegar, mustard and oil we made up earlier. >> ahh. >> mix it all together.
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we add a little bit of freshly chopped chive and seasoning. >> is that salt? >> salt. that's all you need. >> wow, that looks wonderful. >> don't serve it cold, serve it room temperature so the flavor marinates. >> now something with a swiss touch. you are swiss. >> we are doing it, it's not traditional. we have a nice stove you can buy in the grocery store. >> maybe i with move this over so folks can see. you have sausages cooking on top. there's a special cheese you can buy. >> it's made in switsland. >> this is made in switzerland. they will eat it in germany? it's okay for oktoberfest?
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you can find other ways. it's really melted cheese. this is what it looks like if you want to see. if we can take an overhead shot. when it melts in here, there it is. the melted cheese goes -- >> the melted cheese goes on, we have a couple warm new potatoes. put them on a plate. >> okay. >> warm new potatoes. i have had this and i think it's one of the best dishes you can have for a saturday night. okay. >> we just pour the cheese over it. >> over the warm potatoes. okay. >> garnish it with pickles and a couple pickled onions. >> it's not oktoberfest if you don't have beer. >> that's all it is. >> quickly tell me about the beer. >> we have three types of beer. a wheat beer. we have a oktoberfest beer especially brewed for
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oktoberfest, it's brewed in march. and a pilsner. >> is there a way to tell the difference in the way they taste by looking at the color? >> the clear one is a pilsner because it is tilted. we have a wheat beer. it's unfiltered. then we have the beer made especially for oktoberfest. >> how do you toast someone on oktoberfest? what do you say? >> look in your eyes and say -- >> happy oktoberfest. >> thank you. the oktoberfest is september 22nd. it is 11:27. coming up, cameras to watch the cameras. a look at why one community is doubling their effort to catch speeders. people in one local neighborhood says they are trapped in their homes because of mosquitos. why the city is to blame for
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that. how does a sunday in the 70s sound? sound? tom kierein is back with an
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right now on news 4 midday, prince george's county police handing out flyers hoping to solve the murder of a 17-year-old. she was shot and killed in her home late last month. police offering up to $25,000 to anyone with information about the death of stanley. new information from alexandria. the man who tried to blow up the u.s. capital hansen tensed to 30 years in prison. it's the highest sentence on a plea deal. he expressed no remorse. we'll have more on that sentencing tonight at news 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. visitors to a hospital should watch their atm bank
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accounts. someone found the device at the cardiac care center in falls church. someone put it on the atm near the gift shop last month. that person used the device to steal from hospital workers, patients and visitors. they have four cases of fraudulent visitors. a security guard will be honored tonight. he's credited with disarming a gunman in the lobby of the frc building. he suffered a gunshot wound to his arm. tonight, he'll receive an award. authorities say the suspect disagreed with the council's politics. the board of health will consider regulations on abortions. they voted to apply standards to abortion clinics but exempts existing abortion clinics. they refused to certify the
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rules arguing all abortion clinics should be held to the same standards. he told the board to seek outside council if it gets sued, making an exception for some. d.c. wants to solve the growing mosquitoe problem. people blame these keepers used to water trees along the sidewalks. the water inside is a breeding ground for mosquitos. with the threat of west nile, residents are cautious about how long they are staying outside. >> you can't sit out anymore. it's been awful. knowing someone who had west nile virus last year and is totally incapacitated, it's on your mind all the time now. >> health experts recommend pouring out or getting rid of standing water in your yard or neighborhood. they recommend using mosquitoe repellent and avoid walking
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outside around dusk or dawn. >> let's look ahead to the weekend. we know it's going to be rain-free, at least we are hoping, tom. >> that's why the storm team 4 meteorologist is on the weather deck. >> what a gorgeous day under way. a gentle, southerly breeze coming through. we have a few clouds passing through. blue sky now. there's the live view from nbc 4 camera under this beautiful sky on this friday morning. looking at the view from space the other way, looking down upon the clouds, we have a flow in the atmosphere coming out of the southwest ahead of a front that the upper left of your screen producing sprinkles. it's tending to dry out. i think we are going to get a few clouds from that as it moves in. behind the front, temperatures are in the 50s in indiana and ohio and parts of michigan. ahead of that, all the areas in ohio are in the 70s. 77 at reagan national.
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we'll be around 80 with the clouds coming and going. tonight, a few clouds coming through. a slight chance of a brief sprinkle. tomorrow morning clearing out. sunny saturday near 80 degrees. low humidity. a blustery northwest wind. sunday another gorgeous day. 50s in the morning. highs near 80. could get rain. we need it. monday afternoon and evening and off and on on tuesday drying out after that. that's the way it looks. barbara and keith. >> thank you very much. today the national park service is kicking off four days of events marking the 150th anniversary of a civil war near maryland. the battle was the bloodiest day of combat on u.s. soil. more than 23,000 union and con federal soldiers were killed, woundsed or missing during 12 hours of fighting. there was no clear winner. events wrap up monday.
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get set for a weekend of delays on metro. the five lines. only one station will be closed this weekend. the greenbelt station on the green line. there's single tracking on two sections of the red line as well as between vienna on the orange line. work starts at 10:00 tonight and should be done by monday morning. we are going to check the midday traffic, again. >> danella is the good news going to keep coming? >> it is for now. i can't promise around 4:00 or 5:00. lunchtime looks great. nice and clear in virginia. let's head north toward 395. approaching it, you are 55 miles per hour. southbound nice and clear to the 14th street bridge. no issues to report. this is what it looks like as you cross the 14th street bridge into the district. no delays or accidents.
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back to you both. thank you. installing cameras to watch cameras. there's been an increase in vandalism on the cameras. police are installing surveillance cameras to watch the speed cameras. they have been vandalized costing thousands of dollars to replace. police hope to have 12 cameras up in the next couple months to keep an eye on their surveillance cameras. a new monitoring system that can detect and warn of a problem that led to the deadly 2009 crash on the red line. before the transit agency reviewed data twice a day. this new system will review trains in realtime. metro has been running all trains in manual mode. this will help them return to automated control. metro's rush plus program has gotten mixed reviews especially from riders of the
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blue line. they are hoping extra change in your pocket will smooth things over. blue line riders complained of fewer trains. metro is offering them a $5 fare card to transer to the yellow line. you can get one of the free fare cards tuesday and wednesday between 7:30 and 9:00 a.m. in pentagon city. a debate brewing over the shooting in colorado. the family members of the killed or wounded says the group in charge of the fund isn't giving out enough money to those affected by the shooting. they are appointing an independent arbitrator to over see it. they collected $5 million. the foundation gave $5,000 to the families affected. they have given large sums of money to mental health organizations. the man shot at morgan state
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university was visiting his cousin who plays on the school's football team. a member of the team foundhe victim outside the student center. an athletic trainer treated the victim until paramedics got on campus. there's still no arrests in the case. still ahead, lots of hip shaking. we are going to show you how to, are you ready, barbara? >> exactly. >> how to zumba. the "today" show folks will show you how to dance the gangnam ssh is that how you say it? the gangnam style. this message. experiences classrooms. sizes don't matter... by 20%. teaching to some test... he personally cannot relate to. education, children.
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federal workers work less. that's the finding of a report from the conservative think
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tank. they put in less than 39 hours a week compared to 41 hours in the private sector. five fewer weeks spent at the office. this reflects common work, not work effectiveness. one federal union is calling the report misleading. did you order your iphone 5, yet. the latest creation went on sale for preorder this morning. it boasts a larger screen, faster processor and better camera. there's a smaller doc connector. fans will have to buy new accessories with the new connector. >> there could be shortages with the iphone 567. they are not able to keep up with the demands of the iphone 5 orders. one plan is not at full operating capacity, yet. stocks are higher this morning. julia joins us live with more on
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that and the rest of the day's business headlines. julia? >> good morning. stocks are trading higher after the best close in nearly five years. better than expected economic reports and the federal reserves decision to have easing. they are up by a half percentage point, nasdaq up by more than one percent. on the economic fronlt, a new survey claims consumer sentiment rose in september to the highest level in four months. americans were upbeat about job prospects. the largest increase in august since june, 2009. the highest jump in prices for three years. gas prices tend to fall including factors like hurricane isaac. they are still sky high.
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apple shares hit an all time high as they took preorders for the new iphones. shipping estimates say it will take at least two weeks to deliver phones in the u.s., canada and the uk. there are some reports that within an hour, all iphone 5 preorders were sold out. pretty remarkable. i haven't gotten to put in my order yet. >> do you have the iphone 4? >> no, i don't. i was hoping to get this version. it may take awhile. >> all right. have a good weekend. thank you. the group that is a support network for latina's with cancer. larica is joining us to show us zumba moves. first, let's start with the services your organization provides. >> it was founded in 1996.
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we have been serving latinas with cancer or at risk of cancer ever since. we offer them access to health care and survivorship support. we have a sight in d.c. that serves the washington metropolitan area. we have one in richmond and one in baltimore. this is one of our featured events where we try to show women how you can have fun, how you exercise, you have fun, you bring your family in and you have a better healthy living. it's a way for us to entertain everyone at the same time that we have a way to have a healthy life. >> so many different people taking part in the zumbathons. >> we have a combination of things that will help you with health. wall greens is providing flu
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shots. that's one of the things we need to start doing. we'll have 100 flu shots provided. in our richmond zumbathon we have a health care sponsored by telemundo. we are partners with them. there are several components to the events. we have here -- >> you told me you have four cancer survivors in this group we are about to show the people. give us a demonstration of zumba. what i would like to do, this is the moment we have been waiting for. i have heard a lot about zumba. i don't know how to zumba. you and i can step back and you guys step forward and do what you do. >> i want to say, crunch finance is helping us today. this is the instructor. we have -- >> hello. >> we have four survivors, one of them just came from radio therapy.
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straight from there to here. the other one had chemotherapy. we know how energetic a way to show cancer won't stop us. we have to continue to get better at getting healthier and, well, this is how we show women how to do that. >> you certainly pumping people up to take part in this mission. >> right. >> now, we want to pump them up some more. >> this weekend in return. an ex weekend, i hope we have a lot of people at 8:00 a.m. >> ladies, let's go. let's do it. front and center. step forward. ♪ snen ♪ ♪
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♪ >> guys, that was awesome. you are making me sweat. you guys are making me sweat and at the same time making me want to do it. i want you to dance all the way through the end of the segment. the zumbathon is 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. you wanted to add
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something else. >> the first to register get tickets to the nats for the game on the 23rd. it's with the milwaukee brewers. so, register for the zumba. have fun. next day, you can go to the nats game. they are hot today. >> hit a home run for this cause. congratulations for beating cancer. let's zumba. the time is 11:50 here on news 4 midday. coming up, a look at what's new and hot at the movies, plus meteorologist tom kierein will be here with a check of the forecast.
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♪ come tomorrow none of this will be here ♪ >> if you are a fan of the boss, it promises to be quite a show. his concerts have been an exhausting 3 1/2 hours long. the concert will feature a free wheeling, gut feeling heart stealing blend of new and hold songs. it will feature the largest e-street band ever. ♪
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>> nemo. nemo, don't move. don't move. >> one of the most successful animated films of all time is back in theaters. it hits the big screen in 3-d. it shows nemo, a fish, separated from his dad. he must travel across the world to rescue him. finding nemo 3-d is rated g. the resident evil, franchise getting another installment. it's retribution. once again, must battle the evil umbrella corporation. the growing region of the dead. she's learning about her mysterious past. it's rated r. >> i cared about our home, now you brought this to our door. >> i did what was necessary. >> you did what was necessary for you, your interests.
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>> my interests? >> arbitrage. gear plays a hedge fund manager. his empire is crumbling and he must sell his business before his past is revealed. a star studded past, a group of friends on the night of their reunion. it's been a decade since high school, things haven't changed much. "ten years" rated pg-13. two university campuses have been evacuated. a bomb threat phoned in at the university of texas at the austin campus. and north dakota state university officials received a bomb threat there. we'll continue to follow this story throughout the afternoon.
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we have more stories that we are following for you that we'll follow throughout the afternoon. pat lawson muse joins us with a preview of things to come. >> coming up at 4:00, more on the breaking news. mass evacuations from the university of texas and north dakota state university. plus, a smash and grab robbery caught on tape. these thieves were trying to steal from an apple store. their efforts were foiled because of something they left behind. an e-mail sent to all employees had statements many consider to be stereotypical and offensive. we'll tell you how it happened and how it turned out on news 4 at 5:00. barbara? >> thank you, pat. time for a final check of the forecast, come keer. temperatures are well into
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the comfort zone. we are in the mid to upper 70s. reagan national at 77. it's only going to climb up to 80 or so. briefly low 80s in a couple hours. quite a bit of cloudiness. a small chance of a sprinkle as a weak front comes through. if we get sprinkles, they only last a few minutes. afternoon highs near 80. gorgeous day, low humidity. a blustery northwest wind. sunday, more of the same, afternoon highs near 80. might get much needed rain monday and off and on tuesday. have a great weekend, see you monday morning. >> we dance into the weekend. >> one, two, three, four -- ♪ >> hey, sexy lady. one more time. >> the "today" show got schooled in the latest dance craze this morning. gangnam style, the korean pop
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star psy is sweeping the globe and topping the charts. he performed for a packed plaza who sang and danced along. gangnam is a place that pokes fun of the region by dressing classy and dancing cheesy. dance cheesy. >> that does look cheesy, but i'm into it and it's hot. that's news 4 midday. tune in at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. we'll be back at 11:00.
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